Set in a fantastical urban world, ZooNation’s Groove On Down The Road tells the story of Dorothy and her adventures with Toto, Scarecrow, Tin Man and Lion on their journey to Oz. Join Dorothy, complete with ruby sneakers, and friends in this hip-hop dance production as they follow the yellow brick road in a quest to find happiness and family in this unique twist on the classic story of The Wizard of Oz.
Written and directed by Kate Prince and commissioned by Southbank Centre, this original new vision of a classic tale, features music by Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, Justin Timberlake, Janet Jackson, Jose Gonzalez, Janelle Monae and Miguel, plus songs from The Wiz. The production showcases dance talent from a new generation of ZooNation performers aged 10 to 19, and will include music from the 1978 film The Wiz, re-mixed with current hits by DJ Walde. The Wiz starred Michael Jackson and Diana Ross, with Quincy Jones overseeing the film’s music adaptation including the tracks Ease On Down The Road, and You Can’t Win. The film celebrates its 35th anniversary this year.
ZooNation Youth Company lead cast:
Dorothy - Arizona Snow and Portia Oti
Toto – Michael McNeish
Scarecrow – Jaih Betote Dipito
Tin Man – Michael Ureta
Lion – Corey Culverwell
Wicked Witch of the West – Annie Edwards
Take a whirl down the yellow brick road and book your GROOVE ON DOWN THE ROAD tickets today!